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Collection Summary

Collection Title
Decorative and Applied Arts Collection
Collection of English furniture and china. Walnut and fruitwood furniture of the later 17th and early/mid 18th century. Two suites of dining chairs of the late 18th and early 19th century, painted ebonised and gilt. Good selection of english and French clocks, longcase, bracket and mantal, from 17th to 20th century. Some 18th century Dutch Delft and english table glass.
A wedgewood plaque - a wedding gift from Godfrey Wedgewood, a cousin in 1898.
Some items realting to the music tradition at Gunby Hall, connections wiht Ralph Vaughan Willima (a cousin)
Local significance and international interest
Date range of collection
1700 - 1944
Accumulation Dates
Suggested Audience
Not Specific
Associated Places

Location Details

National Trust, Gunby Hall
Gunby nr. Spilsby Lincolnshire PE23 5SS United Kingdom
Open Map
01909 486 411
01909 486 377 
Visiting Information
See website. To enquire about access to the library collection, please email or write to the National Trust Libraries Curator (mark.purcell@nationaltrust.org.uk)
Building Information
Red brick house with stone dressings, built in 1700 and extended in 1870s. Home of Massingberd family. Many of the rooms are panelled and there is a fine oak staircase. Walled kitchen and flower garden and contemporary stable block.
Collections Overview
Gunby Hall was given to the National Trust by Field Marshall Sir Archibald and Lady Montgomery-Massingberd in 1944. The majority of the contents of the house was given with the house and estate. Collections include fine art, furniture, china, clocks, glass, books and memorabilia.
Display Overview
Room settings throughout the house including paintings, furniture and china.
Star Objects
Signed copy of Boswell's Life of Dr Johnson (1791).
For details of other collections held at the same location: See the location record

Additional Collection Information

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Management Information (Type)
  • Museum.
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